KNIGHT OF DISKS
[King of Pentacles in Waite, Golden Dawn, Connolly tarot and other decks]
In the zodiac the Knight of
disks rules from 21 degrees Leo to 20 degrees Virgo, which is the Fiery
part of Earth which mainly pertains to mountains, earth quakes and
gravitation and also represents earth as a producer of Life.
Hermetic Qaballist, The Knight of Disks, represents the most condensed
form of the Yod Force, or elemental life force which brings about
fruition and growth (The Stag horned helmet represents regeneration).
a Personality, the Knight of Disks, represents a mature man who is a
healer, a doctor, a good mathematician, and/or crafts-persons who is
concerned with quality and security. An older man that others rely on
and often confide in, trust and seek advice from. Such a personality
tends to be seen as lethargic in tenancy as well as, very stable and
In Mythology, the Knight of Disks, represents Baal the
mountain god (In ancient Mesopotamia-Baal became the general name of many gods) who handed down laws from the mountain tops to those who
dared to climb up and receive them. He was often seen as stern,
authoritarian, heavy, tenacious, reliable and practical. Yet another
Personification of an Archetypal personality.
As Stated, the Thoth-The Knight of Disks represents the fiery part of
Nature. Related to the phenomena of earthquakes, mountains and
gravitation but also to agriculture and the activity of Earth that
produces Life. In this case the heavily Armored Knight has his helmet
thrown back, indicating a more placid state rather than violence.
his hand he carries a flail
which is used in thrashing grain. His horse
has all its feet on the ground, rather than the leaping horses of the
Other Knights, and is nibbling the grasses. All of which point towards a
solid standing in nutrition, which the Disk/Shield represents,and the
Earthly activity of producing Life.
The Knight of Disks rules from 21st degree of Leo to the 20th degree of
Virgo and is thus concern greatly with agriculture. This puts Mercury in
Virgo which implies Intelligence; a cleverness that is very Natural in
the animal world. This "Salt of the Earth" personality is very complex
but well knit and if their contact with the Earth is a healthy one, such
as agriculture, or a Medical Doctor or Herbalist, this is
usually a well-defined persona. However, if they are forced into a world
of Technology, or imaginative stretches beyond instinct, they tend to
be ill defined.
The Thoth Knight of Disks represents the
physician, the healer, and the farmer. A solidly natural personality who
rides through fertile land.
The Connolly Tarot-King of Disks,
is the comparable card to the Thoth Knight of Disks.
Illustrates a medieval King who is surrounded with good harvest.
He represents a steadfast persona, who is good with math, and holds a good position in industry. He seems to be a generous, affectionate soul who is always a good friend. All of which are qualities represented by the color of his garments; sunny yellows, of a bright mind. Rose pinks, of a loving heart. Red cloak and gold necklace, indicating passion controlled by rational thought. The harvest of grapes, is a symbol of fertility.
If Thrown during Divination this Knight or King of Disks earthy qualities will be directed towards:
- Tends to present a heavy, and dull preoccupation with material things.
are laborious and patient but show little intellectual grasp of
emotional matters, even on matters that concern themselves.
- This Knight's success is mostly instinctual and/or in imitation of Nature.
- Though he may lack initiative, he has the deep smoldering fire of Earth that produces growth.
- The Querent is entering a period of Spiritual Fruition.
sense of happy practicality that is reflected in daily life.
- They are
experiencing Self-Knowledge as steadiness, reliability, and
accomplishment in the material world.
- The earthly personality's total
dependency on practicality, tending to make the person seem plodding,
lethargic, and often unmovable.
- A master of physical matters, but rarely
- Romance and material imagination but can be ill defined as over-whelming ambition, superstition, and idle dreaming.
churlishness, jealousy (dull sort of way) of the more flexible minds around
them which often keeps them looking stupid in the sense of lack of foresight
even in their own affairs.
- Such an ill dignified
personality will find meddling about in petty matters to be their
expertise, and they will spoil whatever comes their way.
in all, The Knight of Disks, is a slow, stalwart, dependable, person of
good physical strength and health. If the Reader is using a Celtic
Cross pattern in their reading, and this card falls in the 4th position
("What is beneath you") this can mean Earthquakes or mountainous
obstacles are to be encountered by the querent. But again, this depends
on the surrounding cards (such as in House and Home--the seventh
position especially so if a 7 of Disks is there.) otherwise, good
health, good food, and a good physician are represented. If the Knight
of Disks falls in the 7th position of House and Home, we have a
masculine stalwart, dependable, Romantic presence in the querents life.
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